WPLG in Fort Lauderdale, Florida has just released footage of 8-9 looters targeting a Simon’s shoe store on Sunrise Blvd. and Powerline Road.
In the video, the store’s front windows are smashed in with a nearby ladder laying on the ground. Various members of the group are seen running in and out of the store with stolen goods.
A group then began looting a Footlocker in the same area. It’s not known whether the groups were the same. South Florida law enforcement officials promised to police the streets to prevent looting, but with unsafe winds currently pummeling the region, it’s not known if units are currently on patrol.
Lee Feldman (City Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida) has just said, “looting is not acceptable in Ft. Lauderdale even during the height of IRMA2017 we will arrest”….
This morning, Fort Lauderdale PD arrested two males in connection to overnight burglaries.
30-45 minutes south of Ft. Lauderdale, a group of men are packing heat saying “looters beware”...
Julie Durda, a meteorologist for WPLG has just issued a Tornado warning for the area, as conditions deteriorate into the late afternoon.
Tornado warning in effect Ft.Lauderdale,Davie,Hollywood,Coral Springs,Pompano Beach please seek an interior room stay away from windows pic.twitter.com/O3Ikjqgc4D— Julie Durda (@JulieDurda) September 10, 2017
A long night for Florida, as Hurricane Irma is moving up the west coast of the state.
South Florida is a ghost town after the largest evacuation ever.
Today’s reports of looting is just the start of much more chaos to come....